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DNA developments

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There are many companies now offering DNA tests to the public.  Some companies, like Ancestry, have been revising their ethnicity estimates in the light of the new data they have acquired by performing so many tests.  Thus my own estimate, which originally showed I was about half Irish, has now been reduced down to 36% […]

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What can DNA and ethnicity measurements tell me?

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Most of the online genealogy sites now offer a different way to find out about your family – DNA tests.  Often, they will come back with an estimation of your ethnicity to tell you where your far-distant ancestors hailed from.  But how accurate are they, and what can they tell you about your family history? […]